When entering unknown territory it's best to have an experienced guide, unless you're losing your virginity, 'cause 8th grade health teachers are usually pretty beat. Boldly entering new territory Hawaiian-style, The Waikiki Edition.
Just opened on a legendary stretch of Hawaiian beach, TWE's the result of Marriott contracting Ian Schrager (fun fact: he also did Studio 54) to lead them into the mod-luxe game, and boasts appointments like swimming pools set against a private inland beach, a massive art installation made from more than 100 broken boards snagged from world-famous surfers, and a lengthy lobby bar obscured by a revolving bookcase, making you the catcher of the rye. As you'd expect from an S54 alum, they're bringing the nightlife with a joint called Crazybox, designed to evoke an underground NYC nightclub thanks to imposing rusted steel doors guarding a concrete staircase, a 30ft bar (made of more rusted steel) underneath a massive installation composed of 40,000+ vintage light bulbs, and a powerful lighting/sound system from folks who put together Michael Jackson's final concert in London, but now just want to rock with you. Adding another big name into the mix, they've tapped Masaharu Morimoto to bring his seafood expertise on premises, with signature offerings like toro tartare (Osetra caviar, creme fraiche, wasabi, avocado, shiso leaf, and dashi-soy) and a "pizza" topped with jalapeno, anchovy aioli, and raw tuna, but not raw Big Tuna, which is reserved for the Dolphins when they lose.
There's even an open-air movie theater that'll play first-run flicks under the night sky in a nod back to old-school drive-ins, the very venue in which Mr. Quincy lost his virginity, which totally wasn't auto-erotic.